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Shots Fired At Garden State Plaza Mall In New Jersey
CBS New York ^

Posted on 11/04/2013 7:59:54 PM PST by bryan999

PARAMUS N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police responded in force Monday evening, as an active shooter was reported on the rampage at the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall.

Police sources told WCBS 880′s Steve Scott there was still an active shooter at the mall as of 10:15 p.m. No details about injuries were immediately available.

Law enforcement sources initially said people had been hit, but it was not immediately confirmed whether anyone was.

A SWAT team was seen storming the mall as of just before 10:30 p.m.

Shots were fired inside the mall beginning sometime before the mall in Paramus, N.J. closed for the night at 9:30 p.m.

The man firing the shots was reportedly walking around in full body gear and a helmet, with an assault rifle.

An estimated 200 police units were on the scene, and a mass-casualty unit was required.

A witness tweeted that a shooting happened “over by Nordstrom on the second floor.”

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: banglist; fired; gardenstate; gardenstateplaza; mall; newjersey; paramus; shooting; shots
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Comment #21 Removed by Moderator

To: napscoordinator

And PS:

If you like your plan, you can keep it.


22 posted on 11/04/2013 9:06:37 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: napscoordinator

It is not a hick town mall, Westfield is upper class in densely populated Northern New Jersey, and it does not appear to be a mass shooting.


23 posted on 11/04/2013 9:08:29 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: LyinLibs

speaking of overreaction...LOL


24 posted on 11/04/2013 9:08:46 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: napscoordinator

If Paramus, likewise not a hick town.


25 posted on 11/04/2013 9:09:37 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Williams

Yep, I’m afraid I have to agree.

Paramus is NOT a ‘hick town’ as Cramp Guy said.

Quite the opposite.

But who am I to soothe his cramps with the hot water bottle of truth?


26 posted on 11/04/2013 9:21:13 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: bryan999

Live feed http://pix11.com/


27 posted on 11/04/2013 9:22:50 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: bryan999
This is getting OLD really fast. Too many whackos craving attention or well....I won't go there, lest I get attacked for being one of those "tin foil hat wearers". Why is it always "in full body gear and a helmet, with an assault rifle"??
29 posted on 11/04/2013 9:45:39 PM PST by ASouthernGrl (BHO sucks - literally or metaphorically, you decide.)
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To: ASouthernGrl

The most benign explanation is they give the wackos too much attention, and others copycat it - like teen suicides. Although they (media and politicians) know exactly what they are doing, so it really can’t be benign. They WANT these shootings to happen, so they glamorize them, at the very least.


30 posted on 11/04/2013 9:48:44 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: ASouthernGrl

Unless it’s an assault knife, or an assault iPad, etc.

it’s gotten completely unbelievable. The MSM has the same
spin on every story.


31 posted on 11/04/2013 9:55:16 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: LUV W

it’s gotten completely unbelievable


Quite true.

ABC reporting on LAX shooting, graphic cartoon showed shooter with M4 type weapon with 40mm grenade launcher mounted underneath.

Pure hyperbole.


32 posted on 11/04/2013 10:14:03 PM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: LyinLibs

The name of Jesus is sacred, not an exclamatory.


33 posted on 11/04/2013 11:35:18 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: bryan999

Isn’t the mall closed after 7?


34 posted on 11/04/2013 11:56:06 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: ladyjane; All

60 minutes...

Hehehe, when seconds count, the DHS enhanced ammo, and MRAP’d SWAT teams are only an hour away...

One person with a concealed handgun might very well be in a position to stop continued violence like this in the meantime...

But hey, what do I know, right???


35 posted on 11/04/2013 11:57:34 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: bryan999

BREAKING from WABC AM 770:

Breaking: Suspect in Garden State Plaza shooting in Paramus found dead inside mall with self-inflicted gunshot wound.


36 posted on 11/05/2013 2:21:39 AM PST by bryan999
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Garden State Plaza mall shooting: Suspected gunman found dead in building’s basement hours after opening fire and terrifying shoppers: report

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/cops-converge-westfield-garden-plaza-reports-article-1.1506720#ixzz2jlWYf7DD


37 posted on 11/05/2013 2:25:13 AM PST by bryan999
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Suspected Garden State Plaza Mall Gunman Found Dead: Prosecutor

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Gunman-Garden-State-Plaza-Mall-Paramus-New-Jersey-Police-230593611.html

Police found the body of 20-year-old Richard Shoop in a long-term storage area behind a construction site at the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, N.J., about 3:20 a.m., Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said. The discovery came just hours after Shoop, wearing all black and a motorcycle helmet, fired six rounds from a Sig Sauer rifle modified to look like an AK-47 in the first floor of the mall, New Jersey’s largest, about 10 minutes before it closed Monday night.

No one was injured in the gunfire. Molinelli said it didn’t appear that Shoop, who fired bullets that hit an elevator, escalator and several store facades, ever intended to hurt anyone in the mall.

“I don’t know as I stand here whether his motive was to injure anyone,” Molinelli said. “I do not believe that Mr. Shop thought he was going to come out of here alive.


38 posted on 11/05/2013 2:30:39 AM PST by bryan999
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39 posted on 11/05/2013 2:49:36 AM PST by bryan999
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Looks like they raided his parents’ house:

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/11/nj_mall_shooting_police_raid_house_of_possible_suspect.html


40 posted on 11/05/2013 2:50:23 AM PST by bryan999
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